Now Accepting Applications for Art Grants 2020

Workshop Offered. October 25 is the Application Deadline.

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi’s Arts & Cultural Commission is now accepting Arts Grant applications to provide arts and cultural projects that will attract visitors to our city as a cultural destination.

We invite 501c3 non-profit corporations and tax-exempt community-oriented organizations within Corpus Christi to apply for an opportunity to receive matching Art Grants of up to $15,000. The funding source for the Arts Grant Program is the Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT). All programs and activities submitted must meet state requirements to promote tourism and the convention and hotel industry before being considered for an award.

Grant Workshop attendance is required for first-time applicants and those who scored below 80 in a previous application. It will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Communications Conference Room on the 3rd floor at City Hall, located at 1201 Leopard Street. Please RSVP for this workshop by calling Shelly Rios at (361) 826-3489.

The application deadline is 5 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2019. Download the guidelines and application (PDF files) from (click ‘Arts & Culture’). Submit your completed form to the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department located on the 3rd floor at City Hall. For more information, send an email to

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